Seniors Invited to Participate in Free Safety Seminars


Seniors in the Fort Myers area are invited to participate in a series of free senior safety education seminars being held July through September. Taking place at the UnitedHealthcare MedicareStore at Daniels Crossing Shopping Center, participants will receive important tips on how to protect themselves and their property from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, who will address a different safety topic at each event, including:

  • July 25 at 10:00 am: Identify Theft – How vulnerable are you?
  • August 1 at 10:00 am: Social Security Benefits Hacking – Are your benefits safe?
  • August 29 at 10:00 am: Home Improvement Fraud – What you need to know
  • September 5 at 10:00 am: Residential Security – Are you a target for a burglar?

Attendees will also learn more about the various Sheriff’s Office units and how they protect and serve community members. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Light refreshments will be provided.

Seminars will take place at the UnitedHealthcare MedicareStore in the Daniels Crossing Shopping Center (by the UPS Store), 6900 Daniels Pkwy 23-C. To RSVP, please call 239-561-9142. There is no cost to attend.

Carfit Schedule

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has released the dates for this season’s CarFit events October 2017 through March 2018. This free interactive educational check-up for mature drivers takes less than 20 minutes and takes a comprehensive look at the best ways to avoid blind spots, prevent airbag injuries and improve driving skills.

Learn how to adjust your vehicle to meet your changing needs by marking one of the dates listed below on your calendar; then join us at the AAA office located at 2516 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers between 10:00am – 11:30am to find your perfect fit for comfort, safety, and mobility.

  • October 11th, 2017
  • November 15th, 2017
  • December 13th, 2017
  • January 10th, 2018
  • February 14th, 2018
  • March 14th, 2018

In an effort to make CarFit available for those unable to attend one of these public events, the Sheriff’s Office now offers monthly one-on-one CarFit evaluations at each of our five districts. Participation is by appointment only! To reach your specially trained CarFit technician directly, call one of the following numbers:

Those living in the Fort Myers Beach area and portions of South Fort Myers may contact Crime Prevention Specialist Peggy Lince at 258-3284 or